What general resources are available on optimizing engagement and productivity, work capacity, and well-being?
"The misuse of time in today’s society should lead to a 'time movement'.” (Rechtschaffen, p. 226) "Unless we consciously learn to control time in our lives, the stress we suffer will only get worse. . . . Until we learn to control time consciously, our lives will continue to speed away from us . . . ." (Rechtschaffen, p. 14)
Research over the past thirty years confirms that pressure is not built into time, and does not result from technology, which in itself is neutral. There is a way to ‘beat’ the clock, not by hurrying, and not by ignoring time, but by ﬁnding a kind of peaceful ‘zone’ in time like the eye of a hurricane. It's time to pass the knowledge of how to do this on to any and all in our culture who want it. We can start a popular 'time movement', so that a large number of us cut the time stress in our lives, and gradually learn to ally ourselves more closely with the creative energy of time. This would clearly be more healthy and productive, and we could gradually eliminate the imbalance and conflict in our lives.
FaceBook Community Group: Generating Results from the Inside Out
A FaceBook community page--Generating Results from the Inside Out--has been created to help people approach peak performance, including the timelessness of peak experience. The operating principle of the Generating Results community group in FaceBook is this: the best way to drive all types of progress--both inner and outer--is to continually approach the 'zone'--the state of flow, glow, and zero--while keeping our practical goals in the 'backs' of our mind. Participation is free.
For more general information about the group, go to this page.
Or just use this URL: https://www.facebook.com/generatefrominside
Inquiry to optimize communication
This webpage has a series of questions to help individuals identify limits to completely-engaged written or live communication or dialog. Quotes are mostly from David Bohm’s book On Dialogue. Please let us know your suggestions for changes, additions, etc., including other reference material.
Is a reference to authority or ‘the facts’ a manipulative attempt to reinforce my positions?
Is there a feeling of pride or arrogance (not just simple appreciation or confidence) that is separative or divisive?
Is there a feeling of self-consciousness or humility that’s counterproductive?
Is there an aggressive attempt to get information or agreement?
In general, are you being divisive?
Are you pushing things, restless, in a hurry, racing against time?
Are you holding a position that's 'sure', or certain that you know the ‘truth’, or what’s ‘right’?
Are you trying to persuade or convince someone in a way that takes sides against others and is somewhat manipulative?
Are you taking sides, and becoming attached to something?
Are you settling for negotiation?
Are you somehow trying to win, or score points in some kind of game?
The full page with questions and accompanying explanations is at http://www.tskassociation.org/communication.html